Vineeth in 2008
23 August 1969
Thalassery, Kannur, Kerala, India
Priscilla Menon |
K. T. Radhakrishnan|
P. K. Shanthakumari
Vineeth (born 23 August 1969) is an Indian film actor and classical dancer known for his works predominantly in Malayalam cinema and Tamil cinema. He was also starred in few Telugu, Kannada and Bollywood films.
Vineeth is the nephew of Dr. Ramachandran, the husband of actress Padmini of the famous Travancore sisters. Of them, apparently, Padmini and Ragini imposed on his parents to send him to dancing school. Vineeth is also a cousin of the film actress Shobhana, Krishna and relative of actress Sukumari and Ambika Sukumaran.
He learned Bharathanatyam at the age of 6. He caught the public eye by winning several prizes in the Bharatanatyam dance form while studying in school, including winning the first prize at the Kerala State Youth festival for four years in a row and winning the top prize of "Kalaprathibha" in 1986.
Vineeth entered the film industry with the I. V. Sasi film Idanilangal in 1985. It was, however, with his second film Nakhakshathangal in 1986, that he caught the public eye in films. His dancing skills were prominently displayed in several films as well.
He has acted in several well received films since, in all the South Indian languages. In spite of his success in films, he still considers dance as his first love and is undergoing advanced training in Bharatanatyam and participates in several dance programs all over the world as well as the Surya Dance Festival.
He was born to K. T. Radhakrishnan and Dr. P. K. Shanthakumari on 23 August 1969 at Thalassery in Kannur district of North Kerala. He has a sister, Dr. Kavitha Dinesh. He studied at Good Shepherd International School, Ooty and St Joseph's Higher Secondary School, Thalassery. He pursued bachelors in commerce from The New College in 1991.
Awards and nominations
- 1986 Kalaprathibha - Kerala State Government for the Kerala State School Youth Festival
- 1992 Best New Face Award- Film Fan's Association in Tamil Nadu - Aavarampoo
- 1992 Second best actor Award - Kerala State Film Critics Association for Daivathinte Vikrithikal and Sargam
- 1993 Supporting actor award - Film Fan's Association - Jathi Malli and Pudhiya Mugam
- 2006 Yuvakala Bharathi award - Bharath Kalachar
- 2013 – Asiavision Awards – Best Supporting Actor
- 2016 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Choreography - Kambhoji for the song "Chenthar Nermukhi"
- 2013 - Filmfare Awards South- Best Supporting Actor- Nominated for (Bavuttiyude Namathil)
|2018||Sarvam Thaala Mayam||-||Tamil|
|2015||Njan Samvidhanam Cheyum||Malayalam|
|2015||100 Days of Love||S.P.Pillai||Malayalam|
|2013||Breaking News Live||Deepak||Malayalam|
|2011||Queens! Destiny of Dance||Mukta||Hindi|
|2009||2 Harihar Nagar||Shyam sundhar||Malayalam|
|2007||Bhool Bhulaiyaa||Sharad Pradhan/Shashidhar||Hindi|
|2005||Chandramukhi||Viswanathan & Gunashekaran||Tamil|
|2005||Alice in Wonderland||Victor Joseph||Malayalam|
|2004||Perumazhakkalam||Raghu Rama Iyer||Malayalam||Guest Appearance|
|2003||Priyamana Thozhi||Michael Dsouza||Tamil|
|2003||Maa Baapu Bommaki Pellanta||Krishnamoorthy||Telugu||Cameo|
|2002||Bokshu, the Myth||English||Indian English film|
|2000||Darling Darling||Subash Chandra Bose/ Kochu Kurup / Aniyankutty (fake identity)||Malayalam|
|1998||W/o V. Vara Prasad||Varaprasad||Telugu|
|1998||Kanasalu Neene Manasalu Neene||Kannada|
|1997||Evandi Pelli Chesukondi||Telugu|
|1997||Daud: Fun on the Run||Inspector Sri||Hindi|
|1996||Kala Pani||G S Sethu||Malayalam||Dubbed in Tamil as Sirai Chaalai|
|1995||Thacholi Varghese Chekavar||Shyam||Malayalam|
|1994||Daivathinte Vikrithikal||Landlord's son||Malayalam|
|1993||Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha||Vishnu||Malayalam|
|1992||Sargam||Haridas||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Critics Association Second Best Actor Award)|
|1992||Kamaladalam||Somashekharanunni (Malavika's lover)||Malayalam|
|1992||Daivathinte Vikrithikal||Son of Landlord||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Critics Association Second Best Actor Award|
|1992||Aavarampoo||Sakkarai||Tamil||Best New Face Awarded from the Film Fan's Association in Tamil Nadu|
|1990||Aaram Vardil Aabhyanthara Kalaham||Malayalam|
|1988||Oru Muthassi Katha||Chanthu||Malayalam|
|1986||Idanazhiyil Oru Kaalocha||Ananth||Malayalam|
|1986||Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal||Antony||Malayalam|
- Former Students. St Joseph's Higher Secondary School, Thalassery
- Rediff On The Net, Movies: Winning, vulnerable Vineeth. Rediff.com (16 October 1997). Retrieved on 2012-02-26.
- Top 100 Handsome Indian Men – Vineeth. Webindia123.com. Retrieved on 26 February 2012.
- Success, at last!. The Hindu (13 October 2003). Retrieved on 2012-02-26.
- A Complete Online Malayalam Cinema News Portal. Cinidiary. Retrieved on 21 October 2015.
- "ലാലേട്ടന് എന്റെ ഗുരുവാണ് -വിനീത്". mangalam.com. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- Vineeth ties nuptial knot Archived 11 November 2005 at the Wayback Machine.
- Priscilla Menon: ZoomInfo Business People Information. Zoominfo.com. Retrieved on 26 February 2012.
- VM Sathish. "Mammotty, Kavya Madhavan bag Asiavision awards". Emirates 24-7.
- Young, Deborah (13 June 2006). "Bokshu, The Myth". Variety. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
- Warrier, Shobha (22 May 2002). "Why can't an Indian make a film in English?". Rediff.com. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vineeth.|
- Official Website http://www.actorvineeth.com
- Vineeth R on IMDb
- Vineeth at MSI
- Success, at last! http://www.hindu.com/mp/2003/10/13/stories/2003101301750200.htm
- Actor and dancer Vineeth goes to Bollywood http://content.msn.co.in/Entertainment/SouthCinema/SCGalatta.com_100807_0858.htm
- Interview with Vineeth: https://web.archive.org/web/20070221204159/http://varnachitram.com/2006/11/08/interview-with-vineeth/